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Earth Day Kudos to Better Buildings Challenge Multifamily Partners

As we celebrate Earth Day, we recognize the ingenuity and commitment of multifamily partners working to save energy and improve building performance across their multifamily housing portfolios. Their leadership helps both owners and residents cut costs, increases housing affordability, contributes to the health and safety of residents, and provides a valuable model to housing peers.

In the past year, 13 partners have posted Implementation Models or Showcase Projects in the Better Buildings Solutions Center and each one represents a real-world case solution to barriers in the marketplace for energy efficiency upgrades.

We celebrate Earth Day by featuring the following solutions below, and invite you to browse these best practices on the Better Buildings Solution Center

Implementation Models

Manhattan Housing Authority: Navigating a Complex Regulatory Environment to Secure Funding

Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority: Continuous Energy Oversight Implementation

Wishrock Investment Group: On-Site Energy Audits with the EZ Retrofit Tool

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation: Incentivizing Energy Conservation Through Resident Engagement and Utility Allowances

Showcase Projects

Eden Housing: Camphora Apartments, Soledad, California
Net Zero/LEED - 80% Savings Over Previous Development

80% Savings

Cambridge Housing Authority: Frank J. Manning Apartments, Cambridge, Massachusetts,

60% Savings

Boston Housing Authority: St. Botolph Apartments, Boston, Massachusetts,

31% Savings

Philadelphia Housing Authority: Headquarters Building, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

31% Savings

Capitol Hill Housing: The Brewster Apartments, Seattle, Washington

26% Savings

Danville Development Corporation: Union Gardens, Ogden, Utah

23% Savings

Mercy Housing: 205 Jones Street Apartments, San Francisco, California

22% Savings

East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation: Casa Arabella, Oakland, California

18% Savings

REACH CDC: Westshore Apartments, Portland, Oregon

14% Savings

We are inspired by these models even as we face the immediate crisis of the coronavirus pandemic. They demonstrate how strong and resilient we can be, and the great work that is happening in many parts of the multifamily sector to improve the performance of our buildings and the health and well-being of our residents.

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